Bowtie Afghan for Tamela - In progress

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Since I haven't been into cross-stitch for a while and don't expect to be anytime soon, a month or so ago I offered to make my best friend Tamela a blanket in place of the nude woman cross-stitch design that she had asked me to make for her last fall. (I did find a painting I liked and bought software that creates cross-stitch patterns from digital images, but haven't gotten around to buying the embroidery thread or cloth.)

Tamela loved the idea of a large blanket she could cuddle up in and looked through the pattern books I have for one she liked (Bowtie in the Ultimate Book of Quilt Afghans crochet pattern book by Annie's Attic). I waited until I finished Greg's blanket to start hers. I bought yarn in the main color one evening last week and will use leftovers from other projects for the other colors. Each 4-square block is a different color. The pattern calls for 20 4-square blocks but my gauge is larger than the pattern so I'll probably make 12 4-square blocks instead. I could use a smaller crochet hook to get the pattern's original gauge but then the stitches would be tighter and the blanket less cuddly.

The only problem I'm having with working on this blanket is that the stitches are all single crochet, which is boring to do...over and over and... Thank goodness the pattern requires color changes at prescribed intervals!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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